Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

TOVE PRISCILLA SOARES

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

TOVE PRISCILLA SOARES 86, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed September 20, 2016. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, she is survived by sons Robert C. Freitas, Jr.; Mitchell R. Freitas; Aaron D. Freitas; Mark S. Freitas; step-children Ingrid S. Burrows; Rennay A. Angut; Isaac Soares; sister Karen Meheula; seven grand children and two great grand children. Services will be held October 15, 2016 at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Visitation will begin at 9am followed by service at 10am. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

KORI MIKIE ITAMOTO

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

KORI MIKIE ITAMOTO Age 46, of Ewa Beach, HI. passed away August 6, 2016 in Ewa Beach. Born April 4, 1970 in Honolulu, HI. She was an executive administrative assistant at Group 70 International and an avid crafter. She is survived by husband, Ryan Itamoto; brothers, Darrell Zukemura, Rocky Hayashida; and sister, Tracy Yasuda (Hayashida). Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

CARL MITSUGI ICHINO

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

$nameCARL MITSUGI ICHINO Carl M. Ichino, 84, of Aiea passed away on September 4, 2016 at home surrounded by friends and family. He was born on September 23, 1931 in Honomu, HI. Carl was a US Army veteran who served during the Korean War. In the early 1960's, Carl joined Herbert K. Horita Realty Inc. as a Sales Associate. In 1974, he helped to open a second office in Waimalu and was appointed Broker-In-Charge. He later became the Principal Broker of the company and oversaw offices in Kalihi, Waimalu, Waikiki, Waipahu, and Maui. Carl retired in 1997. He was loyal and dedicated to Horita Realty for more than 30 years. He is survived by wife, Abbie Ichino; son, Ray Ichino; daughter, Suzette Heely; grandchildren, Ty and Lauren; brother, Roger Ichinotsubo; and sisters, Yoshiko Nishihara and Yuriko Sugioka. Please join family and friends to celebrate the life of Carl M. Ichino. His memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 8 at the Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation at 3:00 pm. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Inc.

SAMUEL AHOI AHOI, JR.

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

SAMUEL AHOI AHOI, JR. Age 71, of Waianae, HI passed away on September 6, 2016 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born January 14, 1945 in Honolulu, HI. We are confidentto be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 2 Cor 5:8 He is survived by sons, John-Ernest "booboo" (Dablin) Kepoo, Jason (Shannon) Foster, Wela Kaleikoa, George (Charly) Bello; daughters, Samantha (David) Liana, Rhanalynn Ahoi-Stojinski; brothers, Moses (Lani) Iokua, Sam "Beenie" Ahoi; sisters, Palmyra (Dennis) Hethcote; 22 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (Oct. 7) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 10:30 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery.

JOHN W. ANDERSON, JR.

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

JOHN W. ANDERSON, JR. 79, of Honolulu died on September 25, 2016. He was born in Lihue, Kauai. A graduate of Punahou School and Point Loma University in San Diego, he was with Bank of Hawaii as a senior vice president in the real estate division and later became a financial planner with AXA Advisors, LLC. In addition, he was a consultant to several non-profit agencies. He was president of Waialae Country Club twice. He is survived by his wife, Patti, a son, Brooks Anderson of Honolulu and two daughters, Tammy Morris (Matthew), of Simpsonville, SC, and Erin Rich (Mark) of Charlotte, NC, as well as two grandsons, Jordan Trantham and Skyler Morris. Private services. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

PHYLLIS YAEKO HONDA

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

PHYLLIS YAEKO HONDA Age 84, of Kapolei HI. passed away Sept. 11, 2016 in Kapolei. Born July 5, 1932 in Waipahu, HI. She was a retired loan officer with Bank of Hawaii-Aiea Branch. She is survived by son, Michael S. (Mary) Honda; daughter, Audrey (Kim) Sakumoto; brother, George Shinsato; sisters, Eleanor Handa, Charlotte Uyeda; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

PABLO METIZ

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

PABLO METIZ Age 91, of Honolulu, a former employee and retiree of the Outrigger Reef Hotel, Waikiki and retiree from the AFL Hotel Union and Legacy Member of the Puerto Rican Association of Honolulu, Hawaii; died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 in Lakewood, WA; where he resided with his daughter Katherine and son-in-law Pete S. Rivera. He was born in Lahaina, Maui. He is survived by sons, Pablo P. Metiz, Anthony J. Metiz; daughters, Katherine M. Rivera, Vera L. Espinoza, Verna L. Swory, Magdeline L. Watts; brother, Andrew (Esther) Mitte of Pearl City; sister, Virginia Gualdarama of Wahiawa; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grand- children; uncles, aunts, god children, nieces, nephews and cousins. Pre-deceased by wife Lucy Troche-Medeiros Metiz; April 2008. Survived by 4 step-sons, 2 step-daughters, and step-grandchildren. Visitation and Eulogy 10:00- 11:00 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 5) at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Church (712 N. School St., Honolulu); Mass Service 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Cards and notes can be mailed to his daughter: Katherine Rivera (8021 Jade Dr. SW, Lakewood, WA 98498).

HERMINIA “HERMIE” QUIMING

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

HERMINIA HERMIE QUIMING Age 74, of Waipahu, HI passed away Sept. 18, 2016 in Waipahu. She was born July 22, 1942 in San Pedro, San Quintin, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by son, Alfonso (Madelyn) Quiming; daughters, Marielle (Ernest) Martinez, Mercy (Gregory) Roberts; brothers, Mario Callorina, Abraham Callorina, Rino Callorina; sisters, Lolita Lising, Vicky Banlao, Leticia Ungos; and 5 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Thursday (Oct. 6) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Donna Marie Ross Maiava

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

$nameSeptember 23, 2016 DONNA MARIE ROSS MAIAVA 78, of Laie, Hawaii, retired Hawaii State EMS Chief, died at home. She was born in Cripple Creek, CO. She is survived by her husband Charles Salesa, daughters Teri and Tanya, Son Darron (d), brother Robert, Sister Sandy, nine grandchildren: Robert, Thomas, Jamie, Shyla, Terry, Marcus, Chales, Micha and Maresa and 16 great grandchildren. Private services - ashes to be spread in Idaho this summer. Donations in her memory can be made to the American Red Cross, disaster relief.

ELLENORA W. WEDGE

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

ELLENORA W. WEDGE Age 85, of Honolulu died September 15, 2016 in Maunalani Nursing Facility in Honolulu. She was born in Poughkeepsie, New York and was a retired Kapiolani Medical Center For Women & Children registered nurse. She was predeceased by her husband Eugene and her daughter Karenanne Wedge-Lewis. She is survived by daughter Linda (John) Puu; 3 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; brother John (Patty) Lane. Visitation 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, mass at 10 a.m., committal service 11:30 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary

MARK R. ARNOLD

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

MARK R. ARNOLD, NEWSPAPER EXECUTIVE Mark R. Arnold, a senior executive of the Gannett newspaper corporation, and part of the founding team of USA Today, passed away on September 17, 2016. Arnold, who began his newspaper career in 1950 at the Johnstown Tribune (Pennsylvania), held numerous positions in the advertising and marketing side of the newspaper business, including Senior Vice President of the Newspaper Advertising Bureau, and Vice President for Advertising for the Gannett Newspaper Division. It was in that role that Arnold, along with other senior Gannett executives, founded USA Today in 1982. In 1985, Arnold became the Senior Vice President of Gannett's Hawaii Newspaper Agency, based in Honolulu. During his tenure at the Agency, Arnold's efforts led the company to record growth, an accomplishment for which his peers in the industry recognized him as Hawaii's Advertising Executive of the Year in 1995. Arnold retired from the newspaper industry in 1997, but continued to provide advice and guidance to peers for many years. Mark Arnold was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the last months of World War II, and for a year after the peace. Following his discharge from the Army he attended Penn State University on the G. I. Bill and was a proud alumnus of the university. He was a lifetime Mason and Rotary Club member. He was also a devoted member of the Church of Christ, Scientist, and was selected to be a first reader in each of the three churches he was a member of (New Jersey, New York, and Hawaii). Arnold was an accomplished jazz drummer, sometimes sitting in with combos first in the New York suburbs during his years in Bronxville, NY, and in Honolulu after moving there in 1985. Remembered by all who knew him as witty, optimistic, and unfailingly cheerful, Mark Arnold brightened every room he entered. Born in Stroudsburg, PA in 1926, Arnold is preceded in death by his first wife Carolyn Ramesdorfer Arnold and their daughter, Deborah Berve. He is survived by two children from his first marriage, Carol Hanauer and Mark Edward Arnold, and by his wife Carolyn Scott Arnold and her three children, Susan Kelly, Stephen Dillon, and Scott Dillon, 12 grand children and 12 great-grand children. A celebration of his life will be held on October 30 in Denver, Colorado.

Soya Miyagi

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

SOYA MIYAGI Soya Miyagi, age 5, passed away on Sept. 24, 2016. Soya was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer, just before his third birthday. The Miyagi family left many dear friends in Hilo, especially members of Hui Okinawa, when they relocated to Oahu for cancer treatment at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. Members of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association assisted in the Miyagi family's transition to life in Honolulu. While undergoing treatment, Soya fell in love with Okinawan Eisa drumming. The finale at the 4th Eisa Drum Festival at Kapiolani Community College was dedicated to Soya and gave him encouragement in his fight against cancer. With his cancer in remission, Soya joined Chinagu Eisa Hawaii and became its youngest performing member. His spirit and enthusiasm inspired children and adult taiko drummers alike, and Chinagu became his extended family. In early 2016, Soya's cancer returned. Soya bravely fought the cancer and was supported by the love and encouragement of family and friends. Soya will be remembered for his spirit and courage. Soya is survived by his parents, Kohei and Miyuki Miyagi, younger brother Hiroto, and grandparents and relatives in Okinawa. A Celebration of Life service for Soya Miyagi will be held on Tuesday, October 4, at the Hawaii Okinawa Center. Visitation at 5:30 pm; Service at 6:30 pm. Casual attire. No flowers.

Matt Moe “Matty”

Posted On October 1st, 2016 -

$nameSept. 10, 2016 MATT MOE MATTY Age 49, was on his way to work early Saturday morning, when he became a victim of a reckless drunk driver, resulting in his death. For almost 11 years, Matt was a heavy equipment operator and truck driver for Nan. Inc . He also served 11 years as a coach for the Nanakuli Community in various sports. He is survived by his wife, Kulani Moe, three sons, Nuuanu, Elijah, Taimane, six daughters, Moana, Malie, Kahealani, Kuulei, Marie, Mainae, sister, Jace Moe, two brothers, Charlie Moe, Jasen Moe, and Mother-in-law Marilyn Kaulia. His laughter, and passion to make others smile will truly be missed. Visitation: 9am October 4th Mililani Mortuary-Waipio Makai Chapel Program: 10am Burial: 2pm at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

CHRISTINE ANN GOMEZ GOROZA

Posted On October 1st, 2016 -

CHRISTINE ANN GOMEZ GOROZA Age 50, of Pearl City, HI, passed away August 30, 2016 in Aiea, HI. Born August 16, 1966 in Honolulu, HI. She was a photographer and coached for the Amateur Softball Association. She is survived by father, Alejandro L. Goroza; sisters, Jasmine S. Rice, Alexandria- Lynn S. Goroza; and brother, Matthew M. Goroza. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Thursday (Oct. 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Inurnment 10:30 a.m., Saturday (Oct. 15) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

SOMILIDAD “SOMING” MINA REYES

Posted On October 1st, 2016 -

SOMILIDAD SOMING MINA REYES Age 83, of Honolulu, HI., passed away on September 23, 2016 in Honolulu. Born May 3, 1933 in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by son, Joshua Reyes; daughter, Ginalyn Mina; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grand- children; brother, Jovencio Mina. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 4) at the Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); funeral service 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Flowers welcome.

ESPERANZA “ESPIE” CALPITO BALMORES

Posted On October 1st, 2016 -

ESPERANZA ESPIE CALPITO BALMORES Age 91, of Honolulu, HI passed away on August 30, 2016 in Honolulu. Born December 26, 1924 in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Ala Moana Hotel, member of Pasuquinio Organization, and Narvacan Association. She is survived by sons, Reynaldo (Bambi) Balmores, Jesus (Natsuki) Balmores, Augusto (Kerrie) Balmores; daughter, Nelly (Virgilio) Capino; brother, Alfredo (Emily) Calpito, Sr.; 14 grandchildren; 6 great- grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 6) at the Mililani Downtown Morutary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Friday (Oct. 7) at Our Lady of The Mount Church (1614 Monte St., Honolulu); mass 10:30 a.m. Committal Service to follow 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

LEONARD “SHORTY” OLAYAN, JR.

Posted On October 1st, 2016 -

$nameLEONARD SHORTY OLAYAN, JR. Age 84, of Waipahu, HI., passed away Sept. 6, 2016 at home surrounded by family. Born Sept. 3, 1932 in Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI. He was a Korean War veteran who served in the U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, and U.S. Coast Guard. He retired from 3M sales and Budget Car sales. Preceded in death by son, Gomard Keaupuni Olayan. He is survived by wife, Marlene P. Olayan; sons, Jason Anapuni (Darlene) Olayan, Kaimana Olayan; daughters, Kanoelani Olayan, Alva Nohealani (Ronald) Kaua, Nalani (Eric) Ragasa, Kaena (Lance) Yurong, Katie Rathburn; brothers, Robert (Karen) Olayan, Gilbert (Sandy) Olayan, Joseph (Geri) Olayan, Stanley (Flo) Olayan; sisters, Mercedes Makekau, Linda (Calvin) Mabalo; 20 grand- children, 30 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Wednesday (Oct. 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

HERBERT I. OHTA

Posted On October 1st, 2016 -

HERBERT I. OHTA Age 93, of Pearl City, HI passed away August 25, 2016 in Pearl City. Born May 23, 1923 in Honolulu, HI. He was retired from Hawaiian Western Steel Limited, and was an Army interpreter in Japan after World War II. He was survived by wife, Mary Anne Ohta; sons, Scott (Michelle) Ohta, Craig (Cynthia) Ohta, Cory (Linda) Ohta; sisters, Lillian (Henry) Tominaga, Dorothy Ohta, Janet Ohta Fukuhara; 2 grandchildren. Private services were held.

Madalin Delores Vasconcellos

Posted On October 1st, 2016 -

$nameMADALIN DELORES VASCONCELLOS Madalin Delores Vasconcellos of Honolulu passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, September 15, 2016. She was 97. Born on January 13, 1919, in Dodge, Nebraska, she attended Creighton University School of Nursing in Omaha, Nebraska, where she met A. Leslie Vasconcellos of Maui, then a medical student at Creighton. After graduating from their respective programs in 1941, they moved to Honolulu, where they were both working during the attack on Pearl Harbor. They were married on January 6, 1942. In addition to her career in nursing, she was active in many philanthropic endeavors, including the St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary, the Women's Auxiliary to the Hawaii Medical Association, Rotary International, and the Hawaii branch of the Creighton alumni association. She is survived by four children, A. Leslie Jr., Jerry, Bruce, and Donna (Heinrich); eight grand- children; three great-grandchildren; and her second husband, Dick Burge. She was preceded in death by her first husband, A. Leslie, and eldest daughter, Nancy (Hickok). She will be remembered for her kindness, grace, humility, and her hard-working nature. She was a gracious hostess who loved to cook, garden, and share her beloved Kalihi Valley home, Wailele, with others.

SUSANNA G. LANGONE

Posted On September 29th, 2016 -

SUSANNA G. LANGONE Susanna G. Langone, formerly of Pearl City, Hawaii and Rancho Bernardo, California, passed away at her home on September 23, 2016 in Bridgewater, New Jersey, after a valiant yearlong struggle with pancreatic cancer. Susie is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Joe. She was the beloved mommy of Susan (Rick) Brooks of Bridgewater, NJ; proud grandma of her twin grandchildren, Marina Brooks (Josh Kleinhardt) of Bloomfield, NJ and Sean (Alexandra) Brooks of Champaign, IL; great grandma to grand puppy, Nala; favorite aunt of many nieces and nephews; dearest friend of Joyce (Art) Hall; and dear friend to many in Hawaii and on the Mainland. Arrangements are being cared for by Layton Funeral Home, 475 Main Street, Bedminster, NJ. A memorial mass will be held and final interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Sue's name can be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at http://giving.mskcc.org or addressed to MSKCC, Office of Development, 855 Second Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10065.

GLENN MASAMITSU MIYASHIRO

Posted On September 29th, 2016 -

GLENN MASAMITSU MIYASHIRO 64, of San Jose, Calif., passed away on August 1, 2016, in Santa Clara. Born in Honolulu and raised in Waipahu, he was a U.S. Navy and Coast Guard civil engineer. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Katsuro; daughters, Elisabeth (Ron) Yuen and Risa Miyashiro; son, Jeffrey Miyashiro; step-son, David Katsuro Nara; three grandsons, mother, Janet and brother Dale Miyashiro. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2016, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 10:00 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Inc.

George “Bones” C. Bailey

Posted On September 28th, 2016 -

$nameGEORGE BONES C. BAILEY George "Bones" C. Bailey, 79, of Honolulu, died on September 13, 2016 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu and raised in Kahana Valley. He was retired from Hawaiian Electric and he was a U.S. Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Ipolani S. Bailey; daughters Lana (John) Kanaha and Monrae Bailey; brothers Isaac, Raleigh and Lodrigo Bailey; sisters Evelyn Brown, Yvonne Tani, Lorraine Saffery, Linda Baldonado and Sunday Parkin; granddaughter Pohai Ornellas; and great grandchildren Aiden and Riley Kanoa. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Hawaii Kai Ward, 219 Lunalilo Home Road, Honolulu, HI 96825. Visitation 9:30 AM. Service to begin at 10:30 AM. Lunch to follow. Inurnment will be held at a later date. No flowers, please.

CLOVERETTA “CLOVER” KAWELO VALENTINE

Posted On September 28th, 2016 -

CLOVERETTA CLOVER KAWELO VALENTINE Age 73, of Hauula, HI passed away in Kahuku, HI. Born January 26, 1943 in Honolulu, HI. A member of the Hauula Senior Citizens Club, Hawaiian Civic Club, and a volunteer with Meals On Wheels. She is survived by sons, John Kim, Albert Kim, Tuatafaloa "Ata" (Tiara) Mahe; daughters, Annette Vith, Kimberly "Kim" (Paul) Ayson; sister, Wilma "Pua" Perrin; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 2) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 11:00 a.m. Aloha attire.

HARRY H. HIROTSU

Posted On September 28th, 2016 -

HARRY H. HIROTSU Age 93 of Aiea, HI, passed away on August 30, 2016 in Kapolei, HI. Born May 22, 1923 in Waipahu, HI. He retired from Hawaii State parks, Oahu. Previous member of the Pearl City Bowling League. He is survived by brother, Alton Y. Hirotsu; sisters, Diana S. Herrst, Evelyn M. (George) Niino, Charlotte H. (Alfred) Matsuda. Private services were held

RUBEN FERRER IMANIL

Posted On September 27th, 2016 -

RUBEN FERRER IMANIL Age 55, of Pearl City, HI passed away on August 26, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born September 29, 1960 in Dagupan City, Pangasinan, Philippines. Was employed with Honolulu Advertiser as a newspaper distributor, also an active member of Church of Christ Iglesia Ni Cristo Waipahu Congregation. He is survived by brothers, Orlando Imanil, Genaro Imanil, Jessie (Ely) Imanil; sisters, Perla (Gualberto) Mangosong, Elisa (Robert) Belcher, Clarita (Victor) Layog. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 2) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; program 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Monday (Oct. 3) at the Mauka Chapel; program 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

MURIEL “AUNTY MOI” JOYCE FERNANDEZ

Posted On September 27th, 2016 -

MURIEL AUNTY MOI JOYCE FERNANDEZ MURIEL "AUNTY MOI" JOYCE FERNANDEZ, 78, passed away peacefully at home in Kaneohe, HI surrounded by her loving family on September 13, 2016. She is survived by her best friend, soul mate and husband of 55 years, Boniface H. Fernandez; daughter Debra (Paul) Needham; grandchildren Tatum (Curtis) Moore, Royce, Stone and Seth Needham; great-grand- children Roman "Kahi", Lola and Ikaika; sister Carmelita (Salvador) Gonsalves; brothers Franklin (Donna), James (Janelle) and Douglas (Joanna) Gugudan and many treasured nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Preceded in death by parents Julio and Filomena Gugudan; brother Charles Gugudan; sisters Judith Gugudan, Lolita Smith and Minnie Nunes. Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, Oct 5 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Visitation 5:30 p.m.; Service 6:30 p.m. Food to follow Service. Casual attire.

TUAO’O “HENRY” TALAEAI

Posted On September 27th, 2016 -

TUAO'O HENRY TALAEAI Age 80, of Waianae, HI. passed away September 7, 2016 in Waianae. Born January 28, 1936 in Aua, American Samoa. He was a retired carpenter from the Hawaii Carpenters Union. He is survived by sons, Matigiese "Fly" Talaeai, Mark (Suzette) Talaeai; daughters, Faima (Edwin) Layugan, Ramona Augustin, Irene (John) Roberson, Elizabeth (Chivas) Kiaaina, Janet Tunoa; brothers, Toeaso Talaeai, Suati (Lana) T. Evile, Tiaseu Talaeai; sisters, Lili'a T. Malepeai, Fa'auliuli Suati, Falefitu (Onopene) Lemaota, Orepa (Iosia) T. Evile, Vaelua L. Mageo, Lorine (Sami) T. Niutapua'i, Mele (Gogosina) S. Talaeai-Ui; 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Thursday (Sept. 29) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

SUMIE KAYA KAAHANUI

Posted On September 27th, 2016 -

SUMIE KAYA KAAHANUI Age 91, of Mililani, HI passed away September 12, 2016 in Mililani. She was born on March 28, 1925 in Hilo, HI. She is survived by sons, Melvin Kaahanui, Steven Kaahanui; brothers, George Kaya, Hisao Kaya; sister, Takako Kaya; 2 grandchildren; 2 great- grandchildren. Private services held.

ELEANOR JANE FERNANDEZ

Posted On September 26th, 2016 -

$nameELEANOR JANE FERNANDEZ 86, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed Monday, September 19, 2016. Born in Honolulu, she was a teacher at Kinalu Elementary, Waikiki Elementary, and Waialae Elementary. She is survived by her daughter, Noreen Fernandez; son, Frank Fernandez; grand- children, Karli-Marie Fernandez, Scott Northup, Frank Fernandez III, Gabriel Fernandez, Jade Fernandez, Cana Fernandez. She also leaves behind four great-grandchildren. Service will be held September 27, 2016 at St. Patrick's Church. Visitation will begin at 10am followed by service at 11am. The burial will be held the same day at Diamond Head Memorial Park at 12:45pm. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

Peter A. Matsumoto

Posted On September 25th, 2016 -

$namePETER A. MATSUMOTO March 31, 1940 - September 10, 2016 Peter A. Matsumoto of Honolulu, HI, passed away on September 10, 2016. He was 76. He is survived by his wife, Beverlee M. Matsumoto, his brother, Michael J. Matsumoto, his sister, Edeane S. Matsumoto, M.D.; his daughter, Stephanie Gruenert and husband, Holger and his son, John Matsumoto, wife, Tricia, and grandchildren, Kate and Jack. He is also survived by one nephew, two nieces, four grandnephews, and two grandnieces. He was predeceased by his first wife, Patsy S. Matsumoto, who passed away on January 25, 2007. Peter was born on March 31, 1940, in Honolulu, HI. The oldest child of Harold and Ayako Matsumoto, he graduated with the class of 1958 from University High School (aka University Lab School) and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University at Los Angeles. He was a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Peter started his career as an accountant with Hawaiian Telephone Company, which later merged with GTE to become GTE Hawaiian Tel. After he retired from the telephone company, he opened a national accounting franchise in Honolulu called Comprehensive Business Services, which catered to the accounting needs of small businesses. Peter later became the sole owner of a Hawaii corporation, Premier Business Services. Similarly, his company's mission was to provide accounting services to Honolulu's small businesses at an affordable rate, especially for firms too small to support an in-house accountant. Peter's overall goal was not only to provide accounting services to these small firms, but also to guide them patiently toward profitability. Through careful financial statement analysis, tax preparation services, networking leads, and assisting clients with their capital funding needs, Peter was able to provide astute direction and wise guidance to his many colleagues and friends throughout his long business career. With profitability as the overall goal for his business clients, Peter was highly esteemed throughout the consultancy community for his integrity and honesty. In 2001, Peter was selected by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as the State of Hawaii's Accountant Advocate of the Year. He also competed at the regional level and won the Regional IX Accountant Advocate of the Year award. Peter was also passionate about volunteering his time and energy outside of his business circle, so he could further impact individuals, neighborhoods, his State and even the world. Peter was active with the Rotary Club of Metropolitan Honolulu, the East Oahu Breakfast Club, the Hawaii Kai Community Church, and the Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church. Peter also was a valued member of four professional organizations, the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Hawaii Association of Public Accountants, the National Association of Tax Practitioners and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. According to those who knew him, Peter was kind, generous, and truly lived up to his philosophy of being "always positive, always up-beat." He believed in people. When he saw a need he filled it, by extending a helping hand, giving words of encouragement and actively showing his support. He made a difference in the lives he touched. His was a life well lived. Please join family and friends as his 'ohana honors and celebrates the life of Peter A. Matsumoto. His memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28th at the Hosoi Garden Mortuary, 30 North Kukui Street, Honolulu, HI 96817. Visitation at 5:00 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers please.

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